The Rajapuri are Hindus. In Maharashtra they speak Konkani. They read and write in Kannada and Malayalam. They eat rice and fish too.
The Rajapuri in Karnataka work in cultivation. Some work in trade, business and labouring. They have birth and marriage rituals and there are cousin marriages. The dead are cremated. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son in charge of the home.
The Rajapuri in Kerala speak Konkani and Malayalam too. They are similar socially to those in Karnataka.
* Scripture Prayers for the Rajpur in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Rajpur|
|People Name in Country||Rajpur|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Balavaliga; Balavalikar; Rachevar; Rajapow; Rajapura Saraswat; Rajapuri; Rajevar; राजपुर|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Konkani, Goan (32,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||gom Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Konkani, Goan
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1999)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Portions|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Konkani - Goan Konkani|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|